Cape Town - Fin24 journalist Matthew le Cordeur, who was locked in Parliament with politicians ahead of the mini budget on Wednesday, caught the mood of the top brass, as well as sneaking some shots of the #feesmustfall protest from an office window.
Journalists get confidential access to the mini budget hours before the finance minister begins his speech in Parliament to ensure the media can publish content at the same time. This means journalists are under police guard from around 07:00 to 14:00, the time when the minister delivers his speech.
At 10:00 journalists were given two hours with Treasury and other politicians who answer questions posed by the media.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas arrive for the media briefing.